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Study at Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College was established in the year 1960. It is a 2-year co-educational public community college offering enrolment to over 20,000 undergraduates. NCC has associates degrees and certificate programs in humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and laboratory sciences.

The athletics teams of Nassau Community College are called the Lions, and the official colors are blue and orange. There are teams for wrestling, track and field, and baseball at NCC.

The alumni of this college boasts of names like actors Eddie Murphy and Steve Buscemi, musicians Mark O'Connell, Mims, and Elliott Murphy, professional wrestler Brimstone, and United States men s national soccer team coach Bruce Arena.

Profile of Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College is in a large suburb, in Garden City, NY. The school is classified as a public college. Students at Nassau Community College earn degrees up to the Associate s degree.

Course Topics

Students and faculty are generally focused on one of the school s main fields of study. The most common major fields study at Nassau Community College include architecture and planning and liberal arts.

Nassau Community College Selectivity

All qualified applicants are admitted as the school offers open admission.


Some professors at Nassau Community College are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at the school are higher than most.

Student enrolment

Nassau Community College, in 2007, had 21,483 students (16,808 full-time equivalent).

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Nassau Community College, a constituent member of the State University of New York system, is a comprehensive, full-opportunity institution of higher education. All who can benefit from its resources have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills and to pursue the goal of lifelong learning. The College is dedicated to high quality, low-cost education and career preparation to meet the needs and interests of the community it serves. It is committed to academic excellence and the dignity and worth of the individual. To this end, Nassau Community College offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associates in Applied Science degrees, as well as Certificate and continuing education programs. Its curricula span the liberal arts and sciences, as well as pre-professional and professional areas, for the benefit of a diverse population. The College places a high priority on small classes, taught by qualified, experienced faculty, to provide an optimal educational environment. "

Nassau Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1,559humanities, liberal arts and sciences, sign language translation
Business and Management363business management, fashion merchandising, accounting technology, merchandising and sales, retail, entrepreneurship
Nursing and Emergency Medicine 146registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement119criminal justice and administration, security and loss prevention
Law87 legal assistant, legal secretary
Medical Support and Technology83radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, medical lab tech
Media60 communications tech courses, communication studies, photo and film tech
Photography and Commercial Art42commercial art
Architecture and Planning33interior architecture
Computer Science and Engineering30information science, computer and info science, computer support
Engineering Technician28civil engineering tech, computer systems tech, electronics tech
Hospitality26 hotel management, travel services
Design26 fashion design
Therapy and Counseling24 physical therapist assistant
Medical Adminstration 23medical secretary
Cooking and Culinary Arts 22restaurant and catering management, culinary arts services
Art Studies20art studies, visual and performing arts
Mechanics and Repair20communications install and repair
Funeral and Mortuary Science19 funeral and mortuary
office and Administration 14administrative assistant, executive secretary
Education and Teaching11elementary school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching
Music7 music performance
Drama and Performing Arts7 drama, dance
Construction Trades4 construction trades
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy 2dietitian assistant
Family and Social Work 1child care management

Contact: Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College

One Education Dr

Garden City, NY 11530-6793

General Phone: (516) 572-7501


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